The Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) teamed up with Fiji’s Ministry of Commerce Trade Tourism and Transport (MCTTT) to mark World Environment Day (June 5th) and World Oceans Day (June 8) in Suva.
SPTO CEO Christopher Cocker commended the collaboration between SPTO and MCTTT in marking these important events which are so relevant to the tourism industry.
He noted that through the development of the Pacific Sustainable Tourism Policy Framework, SPTO has committed to achieving healthy islands and oceans for our Pacific people now and for the generations to come.
In acknowledging the combined team effort, Mr Cocker added that the teams planted 550 mangroves along the Nasese foreshore and collected rubbish along the Suva Point beachfront.
“This is an opportunity to recognize the efforts that have been and are being made against plastic pollution around the globe to keep our oceans clean. Given its strong link to natural environments and ecosystems, the Pacific tourism industry is well aware of the need for transformative changes that work towards building a more sustainable sector that protects and restores our Blue Pacific,” Mr Cocker said.